Masia Fogueres is an old farm situated in the foothills of the spanish pyrenees, in northern Catalonia. The farm lies inside a natural park called: Les Guilleries, between the two cities, Vic and Girona, and apr. 100 km north of Barcelona.
We moved from Denmark to Masia Fogueres with our horses and cats, in february 2018.
There are two houses in ruins on the farm, originally built in the 15th century, and restored in the 18th century. The farm holds 84 hectares of land. The houses are situated at an elevation of 950 meters above sealevel. There is an amazing view of the treecovered mountains from both houses.
The park consist mainly of forest. The most common trees here are holm oak and pine trees, but birch cedar and chestnut can also be found. The mixture of hardwood and coniferous trees, gives the landscape a beautiful, diverse appearance and atmosphere.
Many different species of wild animals live in the park. For instance wild boar, foxes, genets, badgers, squirrels and lots of different bird species.
The restoration of the two houses on Masia Fogueres, will be an ongoing process for many years to come. When restoring the houses, we aim to find the balance between respecting, keeping and restoring the old and original structure and atmosphere of the houses, while at the same time giving them a more modern feel and look.
We have horses, cats and chickens and we grow our own vegetables and fruit on the land all based on organic and permaculture principles.
We try to be aware of caring for nature and the animals in the way we restore, rebuild and recreate the farm.
It is an ongoing and fascinating process and we are constantly learning and discovering new paths to take and new ways to develop our dream project even more.
We are happy to be able to bring Masia Fogueres, and the beautiful land surrounding it, back to life, and share this amazing place with people in need of a peaceful break in an amazing natural setting.